Microsoft support instructions for accessing Speak text-to-speech features to read text aloud. Speak is a built-in feature of Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote. You can use Speak to have text read aloud in the language of your version of Office.
Microsoft support instructions for converting text to speech in Excel.
Apple iPad user guide instructions for text to speech function settings on an iPad.
NaturalReader has a free subscription for educators which includes the Chrome extension and free voices.
Microsoft support instructions for dictating text using speech recognition in Word, Outlook, OneNote and PowerPoint.
Apple iPad user guide instructions on how to set up dictation on iPad.
This website contains a review of spell checkers and electronic dictionaries, key considerations, features and tips.
Google Lens is a set of vision-based computing capabilities that can understand what you're looking at and use that information to copy or translate text, identify plants and animals, explore locales or menus, discover products, find visually similar images, and take other useful actions.
Pintrest newsroom outlines their visual search tool.
Great blog by Yoast which outlines what visual searching is and how it differs from an image search.
The Youtube video outlines how to use VEED studio to add closed captions to videos. Veed offers a free level of video editing.
Otter.ai is an automated video transcription site which is fast, accurate and easy to use with a free level of subscription.
Education.com phonics, is a paid subscription which provides worksheets, games, activities and exercises for teaching phonics.
Letterland is a story-based approach to teaching phonics and a repository of resources for sale.
Word Wow is a word game app.
Vocabulary Spelling City is an award-winning site with ongoing introduction of new features, many based on input from existing users. It contains efficient game-based study of literacy skills using any word list.
Reading Eggs Eggy Words 100 is a FREE application designed to help children recognise and learn sight words.
Vooks is a paid subscription with access to Safe curated library of animated storybooks and teaching resources.
IXL English is a paid subscription with an online platform which assists students master essential skills like phonics and reading comprehension to writing strategies, at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support and motivating awards.
Cool math 4 kids website contains games designed to teach maths to children aged 12 and under and is free.
Prodigy has a free teacher account and uses a game-based learning platform to assist with individualized learning in maths.
Mathletics is a paid subscription maths platform for educators and learners.
IXL Maths is a paid subscription with an online platform which assists students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support and motivating awards.
Peter Abt is a primary school teacher on the Sunshine Coast in QLD who explains how to use Book Creator to create digital books.
Creating Stories with ScratchJr an ebook by Peter Abt is a great resource for teachers to learn how to use Scratch Jnr and coding for digital storytelling.
Peter Abt website on Stop motion animation, which is a technique where students move and photograph objects one frame at time. When the images are played together the objects appear to move. Stop motion has a wide range of applications in the classroom including creative story telling.
Apple support information on how to record using green screen using iMovie on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac to change the background of your video. This is a very creative way for students to present their digital stories in creative ways e.g. News readers, reporters on site, book characters etc.
Octogon Studio 4D+ flashcards bring topics to life in the classroom in realistic 3D animation through augmented reality, e.g. Animals, space, dinosaurs, humans, history of aircraft, ocean
TED-Ed Animations are short, award-winning animated videos about ideas that spark the curiosity of learners with accompanying lessons. Teachers can also create their own lessons using this platform.
Peter Abt website on teaching with the iPad includes links to an ebook he created to assist teachers to use the iPad for teaching .
Nearpod has a free subscription for teachers and contains interactive slides, videos, gamification and activities. Teachers can use lessons created by Nearpod and other educators who share their work or create their own.